A spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia is life-altering. When a paralysis injury in California is caused by another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, victims have a right to just compensation. If you or a loved one has been left paralyzed as a result of someone’s carelessness, turn to J&Y Law.
Our personal injury practice is dedicated to fighting for the rights of spinal cord injury victims and their families. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges facing you and your family and will fight to help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need to adapt to a new lifestyle. Being unable to work, relying on caregivers, and receiving ongoing medical care is a lot to take on.
We can help to resolve all of your concerns and will make sure your rights are protected. Our legal team has a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury awards for quadriplegia victims. When you become our client, your case will be handled by an experienced spinal cord injury attorney who will fight hard for every dollar you deserve. Contact us now to learn how we can help.
What is a quadriplegia injury?
Although any spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis is tragic, quadriplegia is far worse because it involves losing the use of limbs and extremities below the neck, affecting the arms, hands, trunk, and pelvic organs.
Moreover, quadriplegia injuries typically require surgery as well as ongoing medical treatment and may be life-threatening. Quadriplegics are usually unable to care for themselves, may lose the ability to breathe independently, and endure lasting pain and suffering.
Unfortunately, paralysis injuries are irreversible, even though medical advances and experimental treatments have the potential to allow some victims to function more independently. In any event, the life-altering consequences of a quadriplegia injury make it crucial to work with a dedicated spinal cord injury attorney.
Common Causes of Paralysis and Quadriplegia in California
Paralysis and quadriplegia are typically caused by a sudden blow to the spinal cord often as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents — Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents are the cause of most spinal cord injuries, the most serious of which can result in quadriplegia.
- Falls — Falls from heights, such as ladders, roofs, and scaffolding (e.g. construction accidents), and as slip and fall accidents, frequently result in spinal cord injuries.
- Violent crimes — Assault, battery, and other violent acts cause many spinal cord injuries; gunshot or knife wounds to the spine can result in paralysis and quadriplegia.
- Sports and recreation injuries — Contact sports such as football, soccer, and wrestling, and other athletic activities contribute to numerous spinal cord injuries.
Although paralysis injuries are irreversible, medical advances and experimental treatments have the potential to allow victims to function more independently. But the life-altering consequences of quadriplegia make it crucial for victims to have the medical care they need and first-rate legal representation they deserve.
At J&Y Law, we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for causing spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia and fighting for the rights of quadriplegia victims. Trust our legal team to provide you with compassionate representation when you need it most and guide you through the process.
Quadriplegia Injury and Its Complications
A spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis and quadriplegia carries complications other than lack of mobility, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscular atrophy
- Cardiovascular disease
- Digestive disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
At J&Y Law, we are keenly aware of the long-term complications of a spinal cord injury and will fight to help obtain the compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs. We have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates of paralysis victims and a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in and of the courtroom.
Recoverable Damages for Paralysis, Quadriplegia and Spinal Cord Injuries
Although no two spinal cord injury claims are the same, you may be able to recover economic and noneconomic damages such as:
- Medical expenses, rehabilitation, long-term care
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Cost of assistive devices (e,g, wheelchairs, ventilators)
- Modifications to your residence to accommodate your disability
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
No amount of money can help you walk again, but you deserve compensation for the harm you have endured and the challenges that lie ahead.
Representing Spinal Cord Injury Victims in California
At J&Y Law, our practice is dedicated to helping paralysis, quadriplegia, and spinal cord injury victims find justice. Rest assured, we will fight to protect your rights and your well-being, see you through this tragic event, and give you comfort and support. Contact us today to learn how we can help.